100 Famous Love Quotes

Love is meant to be shared and expressing how you feel makes love a wonderful experience. No wonder some people fall in love over and over again, while others just fall out of love. If you are in love or you thinking of falling soon 😉 then you need to tend it to grow into a beautiful thing.

Expressing your love is one sure way to tend it. However, oftentimes you might find yourself tongue tied or even too shy to express how you feel. That’s where this long list of famous love quotes come in handy. Using some of these famous quotes would be just perfect. You can say these love quotes out loud for your beloved and the world to hear or you can send it as a love text message if you’re a lil’ bit shy.

LOVE QUOTES FOR HIM AND HER

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.

Max Muller

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Aristotle

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

C. S. Lewis

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.

George Jean Nathan

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

Mother Teresa

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

Oscar Wilde

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’

Erich Fromm

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.

Jim Morrison

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

Judy Garland

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

Honore de Balzac

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

Thomas Carlyle

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

Mother Teresa

A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.

Brendan Francis

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?

Richard Bach

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.

Rupert Brooke

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.

Orson Welles

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.

Mother Teresa

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.

Samuel Lover

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.

Stendhal

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

A. A. Milne

Do all things with love.

Og Mandino

All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

Julie Andrews

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.

Andre Breton

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

James A. Baldwin

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

– Audrey Hepburn

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

Joseph Joubert

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.

Barbara de Angelis

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

William Shakespeare

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

Michel de Montaigne

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.

Charles Caleb Colton

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

Henry Van Dyke

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

Leo Buscaglia

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.

George Eliot

Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy.

Dwight L. Moody

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.

J. D. Salinger

Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.

Leo Buscaglia

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

Audrey Hepburn

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

George Bernard Shaw

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.

H. L. Mencken

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.

Judy Garland

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.

Javan

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

If you want to be loved, be lovable.

Ovid

A kiss is a rosy dot over the ‘i’ of loving.

Cyrano de Bergerac

Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times.

Rita Rudner

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.

John Lennon

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Lucille Ball

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

– Mother Teresa

LOVE QUOTES FOR HER

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever

Alfred Tennyson

To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed.

Valerie Lombardo

I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.

Humphrey Bogart

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart

Helen Keller

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever

Rabindranath Tagore

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever

Nicholas Sparks

To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, but to be loved by the one you love is everything

– Bill Russell

The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that

Woody Allen

I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow

Leo Christopher

I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone

J. K. K. Tolken

If I know what love is, it is because of you

Herman Hesse

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible

Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage

Lao-Tzu

When love is not madness it is not love

Pedro Calderón de la Barca

You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you

Jane Austen

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.

Paulo Coelho

You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness

Julia Roberts

Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all

Ernest Hemingway

I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you. All of me loves all of you

John Legend

There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless

Leo Christopher

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves

Victor Hugo

All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.

Leo Tolstoy

To love another person is to see the face of God

– Victor Hugo

I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you for love is so short, forgetting is so long

Pablo Neruda

LOVE QUOTES FOR HIM

“Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.”

Nicholas Sparks

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

Franklin P. Jones

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

Charles Schulz

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

Robert Heinlein

“Love loves to love love.”

James Joyce

“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.”

– E. E. Cummings

“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.”

Alexander Smith

“It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.”

William Makepeace Thackeray

“Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs.”

William Shakespeare

“Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything. If you don’t write stories you love, you’ll never make it. If you don’t write stories that other people love, you’ll never make it.”

Ray Bradbury

“We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”

Dr. Seuss

“The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference.”

Elie Wiesel

“Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby: awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.”

Lemony Snicket

“Life is a flower of which love is the honey.”

Victor Hugo

“Love is quivering happiness.”

– Kahlil Gibran

“Love; it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you. It will set you free.”

Mumford & Sons

“Love is something sent from Heaven to worry the Hell out of you.”

Dolly Parton

“Passion makes the world go round. Loves just makes it a safer place.”

Ice T

“Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”

John Lennon

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

Aristotle

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.”

Lao Tzu

“In dreams and in love, there are no impossibilities.”

János Arnay

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Love is a serious mental disease.”

Plato

Spice up your relationship with these amazing quotes, am sure at least one of these quotes explain exactly how you feel… Which is perfect if you ask me.

Speaking of love quotes, do you have a love quote of yours you’d love to share? Let us know in the comments section!

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